UH Maui’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Debra Nakama, has been invited to be part of the Hawaii Education Mission to Japan. The mission is part of the state’s ongoing economic effort to provide support to educational institutions and businesses that provide academic programs to foreign students.
The 38 member delegation also includes First Lady Dawn Amano Ige representing the Office of the Governor and representatives from the Hilo, Leeward, Kapiolani Community College, Manoa and West Oahu campuses of the University of Hawaii system.
Governor David Ige said, “International student exchanges serve as a catalyst for the mutual appreciation of cultures, and the skill and knowledge gained during these experiences are important characteristics in developing global competence in our youth.”
Nakama will be a presenter at the 2016 Education USA Expo to be held at the Ochanomizu Sola City Conference Center where 1000 Japanese high school students interested in studying abroad are expected to attend.
Nakama has also been invited to a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy who will launch A Broader View, an Embassy video project to promote studying in the U.S. that features prominent UH alumni currently living in Japan.
In addition to the Study Hawaii promotion, Nakama will be participating in a “sister-university” signing ceremony with the University of the Ryukyus on the Island of Okinawa and conducting two TeamUp Roadmap relationship building sessions with Fukuoka Women’s University and in Maui County’s sister city of Fukuyama, meeting with Fukuyama City University.
The Mission to Japan, Sept. 7-17, is sponsored and coordinated by the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium, the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism and the U. S. Embassy in Tokyo.
For more information about the Study Hawaii Promotion, the TeamUp Roadmap and the International student exchange program at UH Maui College, please email [email protected] or call 808-984-3515.
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